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Federal Government’s Gutting Of Environmental Protection Affects All Canadians


Here’s a brilliant clip put out by one of Canada’s largest unions, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). In less than two minutes the video manages to depict what the government of Stephen Harper is doing to Canada’ s environment (they’ve even taken the word “environment” out of the Environment Canada’s website – I wish I was joking!), as well as most Canadians’ reaction (stunned disbelief) to this descreation of our cherished land and water. For more information on the Harper government’s long list of crimes against the environment, and our children’s future, check out the links below the video.

The Harper government’s budget cuts target essential public services that ensure the health, safety and well-being of citizens. Impacted sectors include food inspection, aviation safety and security, environmental protection and employment insurance. We are all affected by these cuts.


Global Issues: Harper Government Guts Environmental Programs

Tory Government deletes references to “environment” on Transport Canada website

Environment Canada Name Stripped From Weather Website

*I’m on a road trip for the next few weeks, with Andrew Nikiforuk’s Energy  of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude tucked into my backpack and plenty of permaculture podcasts loaded on the IPod (and yes, I do realize the irony of taking Nikiforuk’s book on a road trip – but don’t forget I’m traveling in a fuel-efficient VW diesel Golf, which gets about 60 miles to the gallon on the highway). My internet access will be sporadic, so 350orbust will be in holiday mode, too, with some videos posted along with my regular weekend posts. Catch you later!*

4 Comments leave one →
  1. jay permalink
    2013/04/25 6:12 pm

    Such a shame we left this government in charge 😦

    • 2013/04/25 11:24 pm

      No kidding! We’re getting the kind of government less than 40 % of Canadians voted for – it’s time to change our system.

      • jay permalink
        2013/04/26 6:17 pm

        Neither the NDP nor the Liberals have the humility to work out a deal to avoid harming each other and cause the Conservatives to remain in power…

  2. 2013/04/26 6:21 pm

    Indeed – as the saying goes, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    The Libs are riding high now that Justin Trudeau’s at the helm, untried though he is, and the NDP are just as bad.

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